Shiloh Centre for Multicultural Roots Oral History Project
Jenna was the oral historian on the Shiloh Centre for Multicultural Roots Oral History Project. This was a research and community engagement project designed to document the historical and contemporary experiences of Alberta and Saskatchewan’s Black settlers who moved to the Canadian Prairies between 1905 and 1912 to escape racism and intense persecution in the United States. A main focus was to record individuals’ experiences with discrimination and marginalization while living in Canada.
The work on this project led to the creation of an award winning documentary entitled We are the Roots: Black Settlers and their Experiences of Discrimination on the Canadian Prairies.